Large-scale multinational Dragon-2017 military exercises begin in Poland
The large-scale Dragon-17 military exercises, in which more than 17 thousand servicemen from Poland, NATO countries, and other countries are taking part, began in Poland, Radio Poland reported.
According to the Deputy Minister of Defense of Poland Michael Dvorchik, the purpose of the exercises is to work on joint actions of Polish and foreign troops in a threatening situation.
“The scenario assumes that a neighboring country intends to gain access to resources in the territory of our country. An attempt is made to destabilize the political situation and disrupt the work of state administrative bodies and local authorities. An attempt to seize the territory is undertaken through hybrid actions,” he said.
Dvorchik noted that, although this is a hypothetical scenario, it is based on situations that have been observed recently.
“We are talking, for example, about the situation in Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimea,” he said.